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reduced competition could result in higher prices for travelers. >> well, higher energy prices in germany causing a controversy ahead of elections due to come up this september. angela merkel's government has presented plans to slow the rise. >> the plan involves limiting the surcharge consumers paid to support the expansion of renewable energy like wind and solar, but that could prove controversial. >> renewals like wind and solar now account for a quarter of the electricity produced in germany, but going green costs money. now the government plans to cap electricity costs both by cutting green energy subsidies and scrapping special allowances for industries that use large amounts of energy. >> we all know that price is not the only issue in germany's energy transition, but it is an important issue that has lots of people worried, so we have to give some answers. >> the government wants to keep prices stable by canceling a planned 2 billion euros increase to a green energy subsidy paid by consumers, but first, they have to convince opposition parties to go along with it. >> we cannot all
ceremony to place the introduction of the new available energy. >> translator: the government is ready to support the investment that leads to sustainable energy sources. >> reporter: thailand's electricity generating authority will by electricity generated at the facility in a move to increase the use of green power. they agree to pay chubu electric a higher rate than electricity from nonrenewable sources. this agreement means a stable source of income for the japanese company. >> translator: in the future, we want to expand investment in overseas projects. we want to make use of those earnings in domestic projects in japan. >> reporter: following the accident at fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant in march 2011, all nuclear plants in japan except for one are offline. so japanese utility companies are looking overseas as way to secure stability in the future. thailand aims to remain a key manufacturing base within asean, securing a stable electric supply will be more important than ever before. the government has high hopes for renewable energy know-how and technology from partners
's official news agency came as talks got under way between the international atomic energy agency and officials in tehran on wednesday. >> a discussion point was a facility where officials believe iran is developing nuclear warheads. tehran insists it has a right to pursue a peaceful nuclear program. m a the nuclear plant is the most visible component of aaron's nuclear program -- >> the nuclear plant is the most visible component of iran was a nuclear program. while president ahmadinejad says his country has the right to develop nuclear power for peaceful purposes, western powers suspect he is developing a nuclear bomb, but regardless of iran's intentions, tehran already has plenty of nuclear materials and technology in place. uranium ore mines. this facility reprocesses uranium. iran is planning to install even more powerful centrifuges allowing it to enrich uranium to up to 20%. the fuel could be used for fuel rods, but it could also be a step towards producing a nuclear weapon. the israeli prime minister is alarmed. while u.s. president barack obama continues to push for sanct
appreciated the government's bold energy policy and the spending it's carrying out in order to revive the japanese economy. but german chancellor has expressed concern over a currency manipulation, specifically mentioning japan. >>> japanese business leaders are scanning the map of asia in search of new opportunities. the phillipines is attracting their attention. the country has one of the highest growth rates in southeast asia, and its labor costs remain low compared to china. but another key factor is pushing businesses to set up shop there. nhk world's kathleen kosha reports. >> reporter: the people in the phillipines used to enjoy robust growth. the rise in middle class is boosting consumption. this day has attracted some of the world's best known brands. they opened their own store last year in manila. >> translator: we're hoping to operate about 50 stores in the phillipines within three years. >> other japanese manufacturers have chosen the phillipines to replicate some of their factories. this industrial complex is located south of manila. over the past 18 months, seven japane
of those jobs could come through investment and clean energy. he said the extreme weather americans have seen should remind them they need to do more to combat climate change. obama said america will remain the anchor of strong alliances around the world, as he outlined threats from abroad. he criticized north korean leaders a day after they carried out another nuclear test. >> provocations of the sort we saw last night will only further isolate them as we stand by our allies, strengthen our own missile defense and lead the world in taking firm action in response to these threats. >> obama said americans face another threat at home. he ran through a list of mass shootings. he said the attack in december at an elementary school in connecticut has changed the debate over gun control, and he asked democrats and republicans to put aside the rivalries that defined his first term in office. obama focused on matters that will affect americans' pocket books. he repeated the word "jobs" over and over. ryota yoshimura spent years in washington and is the chief analyst at the sumitomo shoji researc
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